Risking a diplomatic contretemps, Texas’ governor and junior U.S. senator on Sunday made an arguably shrewd political calculation, meeting in Houston with the president of Taiwan over the objections of China. LBJ Professor Jeremi Suri breaks down possible motives behind the decision.
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